The '''American Heart Association''' ('''AHA''') is a non-profit organization
in the United States
that fosters appropriate Heart|cardiac
care in an effort to reduce disability
and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease
. Originally formed in New York City in 1924 as the '''Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease''',
it is currently headquartered in Dallas, Texas
. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency.
They are known for publishing standards on basic life support
and advanced cardiac life support
(ACLS), and in 2014 issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women.
They are known also for operating a number of highly visible public service
campaigns starting in the 1970s, and also operate a number of fundraising events. In 1994, the ''Chronicle of Philanthropy
'', an industry...